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Old 01-26-2018, 06:51 AM   #1
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School me on scanners!

Looking for a recommendation on a scanner for use on my 986S that would also work well on my 98 Subaru. I've seen the Durametric and the Autel MD 802 mentioned here.
I would like to flush the brake fluid on the 986 and would like to be able to open the ABS/PSM. Will the scanner do this or do I need something else that will likely be more expensive. I have a strong mechanical background but it's getting more dated every year with all the electronics. lol

Thanks in advance for the education.
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Old 01-26-2018, 07:30 AM   #2
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First of all, activating the ABS/PSM systems during a bleed/flush is ONLY required if you have opened up these systems and gotten air into them; even dealers do not activate these systems when doing a routine maintenance flush.
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Old 01-26-2018, 08:11 AM   #3
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I had the calipers off for a rebuild and repaint. I got everything back together just fine and used my power bleeder the same as I have many times before on simpler vehicles.
I was not aware of the ABS/PSM at the time so now I just need to take it a step further.
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I had the calipers off for a rebuild and repaint. I got everything back together just fine and used my power bleeder the same as I have many times before on simpler vehicles.
I was not aware of the ABS/PSM at the time so now I just need to take it a step further.
to my knowledge, only the PIWIS, PST II, or Durametric will activate the ABS/PSM systems; the last time we looked at the Autel MD 802, it could not, but that may have changed with later updates.
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Old 01-26-2018, 11:00 AM   #5
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The Durametric is very good but it is Porsche specific. It won’t work on the Subie.

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